Monday, October 13, 2008

Erase 5-10 Years!

I don't obsess about wrinkles, but I am 38 now, and I definitely notice my "fine lines" (who ever came up with the word "fine" to describe wrinkles?). I really hate all the bogus claims that the cosmetic companies make about erasing wrinkles with their miracle potions. I came across the article "Makeup Tricks that Erase 10 Years" on Total Beauty and had to share it. Unlike the miracle creams that never deliver, these are some pretty simple ways to enhance the youthful look of your face while diminishing the look of those lines. The pretty striking before-and-after pictures illustrate the common mistakes that older women make with their makeup. The first one really jumped out at me, because I do use shimmery shadow on my lids. I was amazed at the picture and how the model really looked so much better with a matte shadow on her lids! I also cringed at the lipstick vs. gloss picture because I do love my colored lipsticks! Ah, the dilemma!! Click HERE to see the full article and get some more tips!




9 comments:

Debbie Gootter said...

Cool blog!

kim* said...

as we we age we need to change make up colors cause it does matter.

also check out mastey.net youll love it. the site has great info and great products.

Lolley said...

VERY useful! I turned 43 this summer and the bit on getting your brows right is just what I need… I tell you: brows are a dead giveaway!

Beth said...

Isn't that funny! I just read a similar article in our local paper sunday.

Leigh said...

Fine lines LOL no kidding..
I think as long as the shimmer is subtle and neutral dark colors we can still use it, but yes that gold is truly not the best choice.
And yes Lolley, I agree with everyone finding that right balance with the brows, it makes a huge difference.
And go ahead and dab the darker colors on the lips just make sure to not paint the color heavily with matte if you have "fine lines" so to speak. More of a luster gloss finish works best.
Ok my esthetician talk could go all day lol.

Maggie said...

Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing this extremely useful info.

Aubrey said...

I can't believe the lip photos! What a difference! Good think I love my lipgloss.

Improvedliving said...

this is really cool blog

Pictures

LoneStarVintageClothing said...

I've never been one for colored lipstick or eyeshadow. I guess I'm safe on those items. I'm 37 and those so called, "fine lines" are becoming more evident. It's almost as if the moment you have children, you gain wrinkles in your face. Why is that? Ugh!